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Lalley, James P.; Gentile, J. Ronald – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Achieving learning standards is at the forefront of current educational philosophy, and is the goal of sound educational practice. That "all children can learn" and there will be "no child left behind" presume that teaching and assessment practices must benefit all children. Agreement in principle is nearly universal. Practical implementation,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Mastery Learning, Educational Practices, Grading
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Lalley, James P.; Gentile, J. Ronald – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2008
We examine the argument that teaching will be more effective if adapted to individuals--what we call the interaction/adaptation hypothesis. What is likely correct about this hypothesis (but needs more research) is that modality of instruction may need to be adapted to certain types of content (e.g., geometry vs. literature) or to domain of…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Individual Differences, Teaching Methods, Evidence
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Lalley, James P.; Miller, Robert H. – Education, 2007
This paper raises serious questions about the reliability of the learning pyramid as a guide to retention among students. The pyramid suggests that certain teaching methods are connected with a corresponding hierarchy of student retention. No specific credible research was uncovered to support the pyramid, which is loosely associated with the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning, Teacher Role, Abstract Reasoning
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Lalley, James P.; Piotrowski, Phillip S.; Battaglia, Barbara; Brophy, Keith; Chugh, Kevin – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2010
The purpose of the present study was to examine and compare the effectiveness of virtual frog dissection using V-Frog[C] and physical frog dissection on learning, retention, and affect. Subjects were secondary students enrolled in year-long life science classes in a suburban high school (N=102). Virtual dissections were done with V-Frog[C], a…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Laboratory Procedures, Pretests Posttests
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Lalley, James P.; Miller, Robert H. – Education, 2006
The purpose of the present study was to examine and compare the effectiveness of pre-teaching and re-teaching on math achievement and academic self-concept of third grade students identified as low achievers. A pretest-posttest experimental design was used to conduct the study. Results indicated that both pre-teaching and re-teaching resulted in…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Grade 3, Research Design, Mathematics Achievement
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Lalley, James P. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 1998
Compares the effectiveness of textual feedback to video feedback during two computer-assisted biology lessons administered to secondary students. Lessons consisted of a brief text introduction followed by multiple-choice questions with text or video feedback. Findings indicated that video feedback resulted in superior learning and comprehension,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Feedback
Gentile, J. Ronald; Lalley, James P. – 2003
This book describes the concept of mastery learning in the classroom and the various foundations upon which it is built. Five chapters discuss: (1) "Understanding Mastery Learning" (e.g., the learning/memory base, the measurement base, theoretical bases, and the brain base); (2) "Examining the Standards: Math, Science, Social Studies, and English…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Faculty Development